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Pornstar Tweet will cover the AVN Awards

AVN & Porn Star Tweet Partner for Live Twitter Coverage of the 2012 AVN Awards Show

 Superstars Chanel Preston, BiBi Jones & Tia Cyrus are Named Official Twitter Correspondents for the Adult Industry’s Most Prestigious Night!

AVN Media Network and Porn Star Tweet (www.PornStarTweet.com) have partnered to produce live Twitter coverage of the 2012 AVN Awards. Adult superstars Chanel Preston, BiBi Jones, and Tia Cyrus are the official Twitter correspondents for the January 21 event.

For more information on the 2012 AVN Awards, visit www.AVNAwards.com.

Throughout the night the adult stars turned ‘Twitter Correspondents’ will tweet candid photos, comment, and even answer questions from fans live—Tia Cyrus from the red carpet, Chanel Preston from the audience, and BiBi Jones from backstage.

To receive live reports from the 2012 AVN Awards, follow @ChanelPreston, @xxxBiBiJones, @Tia_Cyrus, @AVNAwards and @PornStarTweet on www.Twitter.com.

Veteran industry photographer Rick Garcia (@IndustrybyRick), leveraging some amazing new facial recognition technology, will instantly capture, tag and tweet magazine quality images.  Another team, including Gerald Saunders (@GeraldSaunders) and Joe Cabe (@WebmasterJoe), will provide official updates as winners are announced throughout the evening. The combination will allow even the most casual Twitter user to feel like they have VIP access to the hottest awards show ever for a seamless, live experience to fans worldwide.

“The greatest thing about AVN is they’ve never been afraid to bleed the edge with technology”, said Pete Housley CEO of the Naughty Tweet Network. “Working with AVN over the past year we’ve harnessed some amazing new technology to showcase an award show like never before. Having the Twitter Correspondents adds a level of personality and intimacy and our three stars were chosen and stationed perfectly — they will be the eyes and ears of fans worldwide. Adult stars have millions of followers on Twitter, and we’re going to give them one helluva show!”

“The AVN Awards is the biggest night in adult entertainment. So to have three stars tweeting from The Joint, along with great, up-to-the-minute photo coverage, it’s the next best thing to being there,” AVN Media Managing Editor Steve Javors said. “BiBi, Chanel, and Tia each have a unique perspective and vantage point, which will make the coverage not only well rounded but also fun and entertaining. We are proud to announce them as our official Twitter correspondents, and we anticipate an amazing and interactive response.”

The AVN Awards’ Red Carpet is the fast-paced, star-studded precursor to the industry’s most prestigious and glamorous awards show. The event takes place Jan. 21, 2012 at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The Joint is a sleek and upscale, 4,000-seat showroom with the reputation as one of the most sophisticated and authentic venues in Las Vegas.

Dubbed “the Oscars of porn” by Entertainment Weekly, the AVN Awards is a must-attend, must-see event featuring the hottest stars from adult and mainstream pop culture.

The AVN Awards will take place after the annual Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE). AEE runs January 18 – 21, also in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. In 2012, AEE includes traditional exhibits, meeting rooms, exhibit suites, more networking events, more parties, more product demos and more educational components.

Coolio and 2 Live Crew to Party at the AVN Awards

The 2012 AVN Awards is pleased to announce that Coolio and 2 Live Crew will perform in The Joint immediately following the AVN Awards on Jan. 21 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Each artist will perform their own set and then join together for a special encore. The post-show concert ends at 2 a.m.

Coolio arrived on the hip-hop scene with his 1994 debut album It Takes a Thief on Tommy Boy Records. The album contained the single “Fantastic Voyage” which became Coolio’s breakout song. It peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it one of the biggest rap singles of the year. Overall the album was certified Platinum.

It was however his single, “Gangsta’s Paradise” off the Dangerous Minds soundtrack, that put Coolio into the stratosphere. The global hit reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts and earned Coolio a Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance.

No rap group has stirred more controversy or provoked more heated debate than 2 Live Crew. The furor over the graphic sexual content of their X-rated party rhyme—specifically their 1989 album As Nasty as They Wanna Be—was a major catalyst in making rap music a flash point for controversy and an easily visible target for self-appointed moral guardians. Regardless of whether one enjoys their sense of humor, to focus only on the controversy ignores the 2 Live Crew’s musical contributions. They were responsible for popularizing the booming, hard-driving sound of Miami bass music, and they were the founding fathers of a populist, dance-oriented rap subgenre that relied on simple, explicit chants and up-tempo rump-shaking grooves, appropriately dubbed “booty rap.”

Tickets are available at AdultEntertainmentExpo.com for $50. Ticket holders for the 2012 AVN Awards can enjoy the concert for no additional charge.

All fan, trade and press attendees may go to AdultEntertainmentExpo.com for the 2012 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE), which will be held at its new home, The Hard Rock Hotel, in Las Vegas. AEE will showcase an incredible lineup of the biggest names the adult industry has to offer, the hottest adult stars from around the world, a robust trade seminar program, stage shows, musical performances, and a first look at the cutting-edge technology behind some of the most innovative sex toys and novelties on the market today, and in the future.

For the first time in its history, The Hard Rock Hotel will host all facets of the expo, as well as the 2012 AVN Awards Show. The festivities open on Wednesday, January 18 through Saturday, January 21, 2012.

One of the largest adult tradeshows in the world, AEE brings together an exciting and unique experience for everyone within the adult entertainment industry. AEE trade registration includes the AVN Novelty Expo (ANE), the industry’s leading B2B trade expo for pleasure products, the AEE Trade Show, and for the first time, the AEE Fan Fest, giving fans never-before-seen access to the industry and its participants.

In a first, AEE will be presenting over 12 official parties held throughout Las Vegas, where attendees of the expo have the opportunity to upgrade their tickets to attend these events.

Wednesday is restricted to trade attendees only, and special “trade only” hours on Friday and Saturday will restrict access to industry professionals and the media in order to permit exhibitors to make and build business and media contacts before fans are allowed into the Expo.

Trade registration provides badge holders access to all AEE and ANE seminars, the main exhibit hall during all show hours, and the AVN Novelty Expo. Special Fan Tickets are also now available at fall discount rates. The VIP Fan Package includes access to the Fan Fest featuring over 300 adult stars, separate VIP Entrance, dedicated registration area, AEE Show Directory, and a complimentary T-shirt for $100.

The 2012 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) is dramatically expanding its audience reach with the creation of a AVN-AEE Virtual Ticket allowing registrants to view and participate in the iconic Las Vegas event from the privacy of their own home. Wicked Pictures exclusive contract star, Jessica Drake and Mr.Skin.com founder Jim McBride will be VirtualCast hosts alongside popular Midwest radio personality ROVER. A Virtual Ticket is $19.99 and available here.

The 2012 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo sets the stage for the 29th annual AVN Awards Show, which will be held Saturday, January 21, at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The annual AVN Awards Show is the premier gala of adult video and recognizes titles, individuals, and companies for contributions to and excellence in the industry. Please note that a separate ticket is required for admission to the AVN Awards Show. To cover the red carpet arrivals or 2012 awards show, please email press@avnawards.com.

SNL Spoofs the AVN’s

The AVN Awards Spoofed on NBC’s‘Saturday Night Live’

The Charles Barkley-Hosted Episode Aired January 7 with a Sketch on “The Oscars of Porn!”

 

January 9, 2012 — CHATSWORTH, Calif. — With the 29th annual AVN Awards Show only two weeks away, this weekend’s Charles Barkley-hosted episode of the NBC sketch show Saturday Night Live included a timely segment featuring the “Oscars of porn.”

To view the January 7, 2012 SNL sketch involving the AVN Awards, visit http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/january-7-charles-barkley/1377371/ (found after the 48-minute mark).

In the sketch, the AVN Awards were presented as the 17th annual “Adult Video Awards” as broadcast on the Spike network (the real awards air on an alternate cable station)—but they did choose as their comedic target a very legitimate portion of the AVN Awards: the memorial reel.

In the amusing sketch, SNL regular Bobby Moynihan, donning the signature mop-mane and mustache of Ron Jeremy, and newer cast member Abby Elliott, as fictional “Starlet of the Year Crystal Butt,” take the podium to introduce a tribute to such fallen industry notables as “Ricky Stroker, Actor,” “Tony Dingle, Pizza Guy” and “Dong Corleone, ‘The Dongfather.'”

This isn’t the first time SNL satirized the AVNs. In a 2007 sketch (http://business.avn.com/articles/video/AVN-Awards-Featured-in-Saturday-Night-Live-Skit-27039.html) with then cast member Darrell Hammond playing Al Gore, a genuine AVN trophy was featured as one of Gore’s myriad awards. (The category: Best Group Sex Scene, for his work with four others in “the adult version of An Inconvenient Truth.”)

 

The AVN Awards takes place January 21, 2012 at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.  The Joint is a sleek and upscale, 4,000-seat showroom with the reputation as one of the most sophisticated and authentic venues in Las Vegas.

Comedian Dave Attell and adult superstars Bree Olson and Sunny Leone host the awards. Tickets to the gala event also are available for fans to purchase through AVNAwards.com. Industry members receive limited reserved seating. More information about reserved seating can be obtained by emailing Bonnie LeBlanc at tickets@avnawards.com.

Studios or groups wishing to purchase a table at the show should also email LeBlanc.

Dubbed “the Oscars of porn” by Entertainment Weekly, the AVN Awards is a must-attend, must-see event featuring the hottest stars from adult and mainstream pop culture.

The AVN Awards will take place after the annual Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE).  AEE runs January 18 – 21, also in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.  In 2012, AEE includes traditional exhibits, meeting rooms, exhibit suites, more networking events, more parties, more product demos and more educational components.

AVN Award Bitterness

I don’t understand some people.  When the AVN award nominations were announced there were a flood of messages from porn stars thanking AVN for the recognition.  Then there was a few messages from a producer with obvious tones of bitterness.

He’s been directing lower budget gonzo movies for a particular studio for about 6 years now.  While it is true he has over 200 directorial credits to his name, this is porn and that isn’t really saying much.    They are all for the same low budget type movies such as Fuck My Big Gaping Ass Hole volume 316.  Beyond that he hasn’t really contributed that much to the betterment of the industry.   Yet he felt slighted for not being inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame this year.  I can see if maybe he had directed some big budget features or did something, anything that contributed to the betterment of the industry but he hadn’t.  So yes, it annoyed me a lot about this guy and how some people have such a feeling of entitlement in this business.

Later that day my attention was drawn to a tweet by another person with the scent of bitterness.  She was complaining how her “fans” wouldn’t get the joy of seeing her at the AVN show this year in Vegas because nobody had bothered to hire her for the entire year last year.  She would ramble on a bit about how she is sorry to for her fans that wouldn’t get to see her at the awards show this year but maybe next year.  I’m sorry but if you can’t get a single booking in an entire year, you might perhaps want to seriously consider a career change.  Obviously this business isn’t for you.

Then today we had the post by Mike South who felt slighted for his lack of award nominations or to be blunt, because AVN didn’t see fit to induct him into the AVN Hall of Fame.  While it is true Mike South’s efforts in getting PWL taken down were an important contribution to the betterment of the industry ….. is that ONE effort, really worth a Hall of Fame entry?

I mean come on.  What else have you done?  IAFD shows he has less than 30 directorial credits to his name.  That’s not exactly ground breaking.  I think the little fuck who used to get me coffee has more than that now with his first month in the business.

So he’s been around a long time.  This is true.  About 17 years.  But in that time what has he specifically done for the betterment of the industry or that was so ground breaking?  He posts on a blog and often refers to other blogs as “lessor” despite the fact that the 4 he calls that have 2 and 3 times more traffic than his own.

He doesn’t live in porn valley or ever attend any porn related events.  At least not that I’ve heard of.  I read his blog quite often and over the years have yet to see any actual talk of him doing anything for the industry other than his rants on a blog.  While that’s all well and good, how does that actually entitle him to an induction in the AVN Hall of Fame?

He can lay claim to managing Kayden Kross.  That is something but then again about 900 suitcase pimps that are currently active in the business use that same argument to justify their own existence.

So not to be a dick, but really what the fuck makes you people think you are so God damn special that YOU deserve to be in the hall of fame?

Not just Mike South, who out of the three people I spoke about at least can say he picked a fight with Donny Long and got the fucking stupid site taken down.  But seriously people, why do you think so fucking highly of yourself?  GET OVER IT.   YOU AREN’T THAT FUCKING SPECIAL.

You made a few low budget fuck flicks.  That doesn’t make you worthy of a hall of fame induction.  It just means you did the exact same thing 4,000 other guys did.  You aren’t special for it.

So let me tell you all a little secret.

GET THE FUCK OVER YOURSELF.

YOU AREN’T HALF AS GREAT AS YOU SEEM TO THINK YOU ARE.

 

No seriously.  You really aren’t.

 

 

Bluebird Films Receives 28 AVN Nominations

Bluebird Films Receives 28 AVN Nominations
Nicholas Steele’s ‘Katwoman XXX’ Receives Top Honors with 8!

Cold weather and strong winds can’t dampen spirits for Bluebird Films this holiday season. That’s because this morning Adult Video News released the list of nominations for their upcoming 2012 awards show and once again the award winning studio made the cut, with an impressive 28 nominations across the board – including 8 major award nominations for Nicholas Steele’s blockbuster hit Katwoman XXX!

“This is unbelievable,” exclaims Nicholas Steele. “I want to thank the fans. Without them none of this would be possible. I also want to thank the cast, crew, my amazing team at Bluebird Films, and last but not least Paul Chaplin. I know we are going to be well represented for all our hard work at this years show.”

Bluebird Films owner and writer/director/star Paul Chaplin was both surprised and elated to see his company’s many nominations, especially the one he received for Best Foreign Director, for the 3rd year in a row.

“I guess we must be getting something right,” Paul proclaims. “To have my work honored in such a direct way is an unbelievable feeling. Thanks again to AVN for this wonderful display of love and appreciation. Just to be nominated is an honor. I congratulate all the other nominees and wish them the best of luck.”

Last month Bluebird Films broke sales records with this year’s blockbuster release Katwoman XXX. Their free site devoted to the titles has received well over a million visitors since it went live earlier this fall. The epic blockbuster has also received a series of glowing reviews from industry critics as well. XCritic awarded the movie it’s coveted highest honor of ‘Highly Recommended’ saying “Paul Chaplin again came across as the perfect parody version of the Heath Ledger version of Joker,” and cautioning fans “don’t miss Katwoman XXX if you have even the slightest attraction to women.” Revered industry critic Roger Pipe says “Katwoman is a well made X-rated action movie with good sex, hot costumes and a great cast,” in his stellar review of the release, boasting “super heroine sex is very appealing,” raving over the well-crafted storyline, the hot sex with multiple partners, and calling Dylan’s performances unforgettable. “She has a killer body that fills out the tight fighting black suit perfectly,” says Roger Pipe.

“Thank you to the critics who took the time to really watch our movie and all the fans who help keep us honest,” Steele adds. “We’re going to continue making the highest quality adult entertainment this world has ever seen because they deserve nothing less!”

Katwoman XXX is Bluebird Films follow up to 2010’s award-winning Batfxxx. Gothard City is in danger of being wiped out by a deadly virus and Katwoman is their only hope of survival. Bluebird Films owner and producer Paul Chaplin reprises his role as The Jo-Kerr co-starring with Glambirds Anna Lovato, Natasha Marley and Lady Gemma Massey who appears in her first feature role as Jokette, the villain’s insane lover. The cream of the industry cast also includes Kagney Linn Karter, Andy San Dimas, Jennifer Dark, Bridgette B, and Lexi Swallow. The glossy big budget feature brims with action, taking viewers on a sensual, visual, and sexual journey featuring mind-blowing special effects that will have them on the edge of their seats until the last sticky scene!

Visit http://www.katwomanXXX.com to watch the trailer and see photos.

Winners will be announced at the 29th annual award ceremony held on Saturday, January 21 at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. For the full list of the AVN 2012 nominations visit http://avnawards.avn.com/2012_AVN_Awards_nominations.pdf

 

Bluebird Films nominations are listed below:

Best Art Direction – Katwoman XXX, Bluebird Films
Best Cinematography – Katwoman XXX, Bluebird Films; Nicholas Steele
Best Director – Parody – Katwoman XXX, Bluebird Films, Nicholas Steele
Best Editing – Katwoman XXX, Bluebird Films; Nicholas Steele
Best Makeup – Katwoman XXX, Bluebird Films; Rosa, May Balleen, Red Velvet, Melissa Makeup & May Kup
Best Overall Marketing Campaign – Individual Project – Katwoman XXX, Bluebird Films
Best Parody – Drama – Katwoman XXX, Bluebird Film
Best Special Effects – Katwoman XXX, Bluebird Film
Best Overall Marketing Campaign – Company Image – Bluebird Films
Best Comedy – Nerdsworld, Bluebird Films
Best Big Bust Release – Bounce 2: All Naturals
Best Director – Foreign Release – ‘Ello ‘Ello!: Lust in France, Bluebird Films; Paul Chaplin
Best Ethnic-Themed Release – Black – Black Shack 3: Black on Black, Bluebird Films
Best Ethnic-Themed Release – Latin – Latinistas 2, Bluebird Films
Best Ethnic-Themed Series – Latinistas, Bluebird Films
Best Ethnic-Themed Release – Asian – 40 Dolla Make You Holla, Bluebird Films
Best Foreign All-Sex Release – Bonking Bar Maids, Bluebird Film
Best Foreign All-Sex Release – ‘Ello ‘Ello!: Lust in France, Bluebird Film
Female Foreign Performer of the Year – Gemma Massey
Best Gonzo Release – Heat on the Street: Sex in Public, Bluebird Film
Best Interracial Release – Black Shack 2, Bluebird Film
Best Interracial Series – Black Shack, Bluebird Film
Best New Line – Seductions, Bluebird Film
Best Orgy/Gangbang Release
Anally Fucked, Bluebird Films
Best Specialty Release – Other Genre
The Cuckold Club, Bluebird Film
Best Squirting Release – Squirt Squad, Bluebird Films
Best Three-Way Sex Scene (G/G/B) – Black Shack 2, Bluebird Films; Tori Black, Isis Love & Jon Jon
Most Outrageous Sex Scene – Heat on the Street, Bluebird Films; Jasmine Jolie & Mr. Pete

Brett Rossi named AVN Trophy Girl

Brett Rossi Named 2012 AVN Awards Trophy Girl

AVN Announces the 1st of Two Sexy Newcomers for the Coveted Position at the January 21, 2012 Awards!

December 1, 2011 — CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Stunning blond bombshell Brett Rossi is named one of the two trophy girls for the 2012 AVN Awards taking place Jan. 21, 2012 at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. For more information on the 2012 AVN Awards, visit www.AVNAwards.com.

The ceremonial trophy girls serve as a highly visible and prestigious assignment for rising stars within the industry. The duo is on stage for the duration of the awards show and featured prominently on the show’s cable broadcast. “It’s just an incredible honor to be named a trophy girl,” Rossi told AVN. “It’s such a high-profile gig for a new girl, and I’m truly humbled by the recognition. I’ve seen the AVN Awards on TV, so to know I’ll be a part of the show is amazing. I can’t wait!”

The energetic, statuesque Rossi entered the industry this March and already has made quite an impression. The Southern California native, who only performs with girls, began modeling at 14 and has extensive runway and print experience. Rossi’s hardcore career has been white hot as of late. As one of the most in-demand girl/girl performers, she’s worked for Reality Kings, Bang Bros, Hustler Video, Penthouse, Smash Pictures, Brazzers, Filly Films and Lethal Hardcore among others, and has shot for acclaimed erotic photographers Holly Randall, Earl Miller and Tammy Sands. This month Rossi was named Miss Howard Stern TV and is a Playboy Cyber Girl for the week of Dec. 12. She was named November’s Twistys Treat of the Month.

Steve Hirsch to Receive Visionary Award at AVN Awards

Steve Hirsch to Receive First-Ever Visionary Award at the 2012 AVN Awards

 

CHATSWORTH, Calif.—AVN Media Network is proud to announce that Vivid Entertainment co-chairman Steve Hirsch will be the receipient of  the first-ever Visionary Award at the 2012 AVN Awards. This special award was created to recognize and honor a leader in adult entertainment that propelled innovation and took their company—and the business as a whole—to heights never achieved or even previously thought possible.

 

For the complete story on AVN, visit http://business.avn.com/articles/video/Steve-Hirsch-to-Receive-First-Visionary-Award-at-AVN-Awards-454298.html.

 

“I’m honored and excited to accept the award, not only for myself, but this is really for the entire team of people who we’ve been fortunate enough to work with for the past 27 years,” Hirsch told AVN. “So I look at this as an award for the company, more than I do for myself personally, though I’m happy to accept it.”

 

Hirsch founded Vivid 27 years ago with a partner, and released its first movie, Ginger, starring the studio’s first contract girl, Ginger Lynn, in 1984. Since then, not only has the studio changed the way movies were shot, but also changed the way they were marketed, packaged and sold.

 

Hirsch’s and Vivid’s list of “firsts” and innovative business applications for adult is long, but a few of the company’s most “ahead of the curve” accomplishments include the first wave of branded contract girl superstars; creating a new style of box covers; being featured on two reality shows on Showtime; being the first adult company have a billboard on Sunset Boulevard; becoming the first adult production company to own a hardcore cable network bringing XXX content to people’s TVs; the first to hire a mainstream publicist to court press; ushered the celebrity sex tape into the spotlight with Pam & Tommy Lee: Hardcore and Uncensored; one of the first adult companies to produce DVDs; and many more.

 

From the beginning it was clear that Vivid would be a company that sought to successfully apply a mainstream Hollywood marketing approach to reach consumers on a big scale.

 

“When I heard that AVN was creating a Visionary Award and giving it to Steve Hirsch, I thought it was a perfect idea,” AVN founder Paul Fishbein said. “Nobody in the modern era of the adult industry has been more innovative in mainstreaming their company image than Vivid. That made them one of the premiere brands in all of Hollywood, adult or otherwise. Steve and the company are truly deserving of this achievement.”

 

For Hirsch, the adult entertainment business was in his blood. His father, Fred, produced 8mm stag films and young Steve helped him out. But it was his sales job at Cal Vista in the early 1980s when Hirsch first saw the opportunity to create something new and bring porn out of the shadows and into the spotlight.

 

Hirsch is more than happy to share the credit for his company’s success with the many talented and dedicated people he’s employed, from his sister Marci, who supervises production, to Paul Thomas, who directed two movies per month for the company from 1986-2008.

 

“A big part of our success comes from the fact that when you find talented people it’s important not to micromanage them and allow them to be themselves,” he said. “And that’s when people are at their best—when you empower them.”

 

Lately, at least to the mainstream media, Hirsch has been the go-to guy for commentary on the adult business in addition to making headlines for releasing celebrity sex tapes and making offers to mainstream personalities. His media savvy and knack for generating headlines that further propels his company into the mainstream is legendary.

 

“Ultimately, all of that press is great, but if you don’t have the quality product to back it up it doesn’t matter,” Hirsch said. “You can’t have one without the other. You can have all the media attention you want, but if the product isn’t satisfying, then people will leave. Luckily we have incredibly talented people making great adult products so we have a loyal core audience in addition to tapping into consumers that are new to adult entertainment.”

 

Certainly Vivid has recognized trends in adult content early on and capitalized on them. Vivid Alt, Vivid Ed, Vivid Celeb and Vivid Superhero are all examples of giving new types of content a bigger platform and creating a larger audience for them.

 

For a company that prides itself on climbing to the top of the mountain first and letting others follow, Hirsch sees plenty of oppunity to expand in the adult space. The company that embraced technology early on, and plans on exploiting emerging distribution platforms for years to come.

 

“There’s lots of opportunity out there,” he said. “Certainly mobile is part of it, IPTV is very interesting to us, which both go along with creating unique product and that’s what we’ll continue to do. The market is there. There’s still a big TV business, still and internet business out there, a growing mobile business, an IPTV business that’s ramping up, and we’re in a great position to leverage our assets and take advantage of all of it. The brand really helps us. The way it’s respected and positioned afford us opportunities other people aren’t.

 

“We’ve been around now almost three decades and it’s difficult to keep reinventing yourself but I think we’ve been successful at it,” Hirsch continued. “We’re viewed as a company that continues to innovate, and I’m happy with our perception. We’ll continue to hold ourselves to a high standard.”

 

Hirsch will be accepting his Visionary Award in-person at the AVN Awards taking place Jan. 21, at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

 

For industry and fan tickets, visit www.AVNAwards.com. Media also can register through the site.

Want to be an AVN Awards Trophy Girl?

AVN Media Network, organizers of the annual AVN Awards, is holding an open casting call for new industry talent wanting to serve as the coveted trophy girls during the 2012 AVN Awards taking place Jan. 21, at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Criteria for consideration is simple: female talent should tweet their sexiest photos to the official AVN Awards Twitter account, @AVNAwards, and include the hashtag #AVNTrophyGirls.

In order to be eligible, the candidates must have entered the industry in 2011.

Submissions via Twitter are being accepted until Nov. 2 at midnight.

The ceremonial trophy girls serve as a highly visible and prestigious assignment for rising stars within the industry. The duo is on stage for the duration of the awards show and featured prominently on the show’s cable broadcast.

Tickets to the gala red carpet event also are available for fans to purchase through AVNAwards.com. Industry members receive reserved seating. More information about reserved seating can be obtained by emailing Bonnie LeBlanc at tickets@avnawards.com.

For studios or groups that wish to purchase a table at the show, please email LeBlanc.

For nearly three decades the AVN Awards show has been the adult industry’s biggest night and the award itself, the industry’s highest honor. With a stylish red carpet pre-show and lavish star-studded ceremony, AVN celebrates outstanding achievements in the world of adult entertainment.